You can now control your lights at home with the Vivaldi browser

Vivaldi, the browser company founded by Jón von Tetzchner formerly of Opera, just announced a new update. The update includes several new features to the tabbed browsing experience, note taking in the browser, and a move into the connected home: you can now use the browser to change your Philips Hue lights.

Here’s a video showing how it works:

From the press release:

Lighten Up
Vivaldi now includes a first for web browsers. We’re giving users the ability to go beyond the browser and into the smart home by integrating with Hue color lights from Philips.
After enabling Hue in Vivaldi Theme Settings, a tap on the Philip Hue Bridge confirms the connection. Selecting which lights Vivaldi should control, the browser will synchronize your physical surroundings with the color of the web. This opens the door to a thrilling direction. We’re very excited to hear the unique ways that users take the leap from the browser into physical space.

The update also features improvements to the tab system, notes and reading mode. More here.

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